Steve Schapiro (born 1934, in New York) is an American photographer. He is known for his photos of key moments of the Civil Rights Movement such as the March on Washington or the Selma to Montgomery March.
In the 1970s, Steve Schapiro focused more on film set photos. Having taken extraordinary film set photos of Midnight Cowboy (1968), among them also a famous one of Dustin Hoffman, he was hired as a photographer by Paramount Pictures. Projects like the movie The Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola, one of the most important representatives of the “New Hollywood”, brought out the best of Schapiro. The star-studded cast consisting of actors like Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall inspired him to take stunning photos. He captured unforgettable moments like “Marlon Brando and the Cat”.